Everything You Can Do to Prevent Wrinkles Without Getting Botox

5 years ago Lily Garner
This is what a pickup line sounds like in your 30s: "Wow, your skin is so nice," an old college acquaintance told me. "You don't have wrinkles like some of the other girls." "Is this really what flirting has come to these days?" I thought, as I made my way from the bar back to my boyfriend. In my sorority years, a dude would tell me I had a great rack and nice shoes and buy me a shot. Now, at a wedding full of 30-somethings, a guy I haven't seen since college tells me I'm aging well. Sure, the compliment made my day — since, as a beauty editor, I put a tremendous amount of effort into my skin care upkeep. And I'm proud to say, there's no Botox involved. But as my Champagne buzz kicked in, I had a nagging feeling that there was more to the topic: Women are obsessed with youthful skin. Men are obsessed with youthful skin. Society is obsessed with youthful skin. And this fixation keeps starting younger and younger. My job as a beauty editor allows me to reach..

Nathalie Huerta’s Queer Gym Is Honoring (and Transforming) LGBTQ+ Bodies

5 years ago Scarlett Newton
On a bright Friday morning in May, I walk up to The Perfect Sidekick Queer Gym in Oakland, CA. Outside, a garage door proclaims "You know you're curious . . ." and a rainbow flag hangs on the door. Owner Nathalie Huerta, an NASM-certified personal trainer and self-described "CEO of Making Sh*t Happen," and her wife, MJ, are waiting for me under the pull-up bars between clients. A heavy tire rests in front of the closed garage door near the weight benches and battle ropes. Black floor mats absorb the sound of my steps, and not a single mirror reflects back at me. In the back room, a few early attendees stretch and bob along to the playlist blaring through the spartan space — even the music is on beat with the exercise reps. In a half hour, I'll have my ass thoroughly kicked in that room by trainer James Cooley during a strength-training class called Hard Core Homo. "Our first location was previously a therapist's office . . . I thought, "If I do push-ups here, now it&..

Staring at Screens All Day Is Damaging Your Eyes — Here’s How to Protect Them

5 years ago Fiona Watkins
In the words of Madonna, "I'm a digital girl in a digital world." Digital devices have allowed us to connect with people all over the world, but there are a few downsides to consider, like digital eye strain. If you've ever suffered from discomfort after using a digital device for longer than two hours, chances are you're experiencing digital eye strain. The Vision Council found that more than 83 percent of Americans report using digital devices for more than two hours a day, with more than half of the same group using two devices simultaneously and experiencing digital eye strain. If completely disconnecting is not an option, here are some tips to consider to protect your eyes from strain.44525735 Remember to Blink "When you look at a screen you're so involved that you forget to blink. The blink rate goes from 15 times a minute to five or seven times per minute," said ophthalmologist Dr. Matthew Gardiner. Blinking helps keep the front of your eye surface moist. ..

1 Acid Burn Victim Took a Makeup-Free Selfie to Show What Recovery Really Looks Like

5 years ago Danielle Murray
On her 21st birthday in June 2017, Resham Khan was attacked with sulfuric acid. The Manchester-based university student experienced left eye damage and burns across her arms, legs, face, and shoulder. Her story went viral when a friend of hers created a GoFundMe to raise donations for her and her cousin, Jameel, who was also attacked. In the three months that have passed, she has been documenting her recovery on her namesake blog. There, she recently posted a makeup-free photo baring her scars in an effort to show her followers that, although she may look completely fine, there is so much the camera doesn't capture. "I know many are watching my recovery or may be going through something similar, looking at themselves and wondering when they will improve," Resham wrote. "First of all, I just wanted to make clear that what you see on the internet isn't real. Just like the photos." She had the idea to do a makeup-free selfie when she got a ton of compliments after posting ph..

31 NC-17 Movies That Are Basically Porn With a Plot

5 years ago Scarlett Newton
31 NC-17 Movies That Are Basically Porn With a Plot There should be no shame in your sex-filled movie-loving game. Porn with a plot is a thing — and it's basically a thing called an NC-17 movie. If you like your steamy scenes against the backdrop of a dramatic, interesting, or thrilling story, then these sexy movies are exactly what you need. From foreign films to dark love stories and even straight-up comedies, these movies will fulfill your NC-17 fantasies . . . and maybe spark some new ones too. Related: 18 Sex-Filled Films to Stream on Netflix

Meghan Markle’s Ex-Husband Announces His Engagement 2 Weeks After the Royal Wedding

5 years ago Danielle Murray
Well, here's something to sip on. Two weeks after the world watched Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot at Windsor Castle in England, Meghan's ex-husband, Trevor Engelson, shared the news of his engagement to his girlfriend, Tracey Kurland, Us Weekly reports. The 41-year-old film producer popped the question in Napa, CA, after dating the dietitian for three years and revealed the news on his private Instagram account on Friday, June 1. "Luckiest guy I know! Get ready to party!" Trevor reportedly captioned a photo of the happy couple. According to the outlet, the celebratory photo also shows Tracey's left hand resting on Trevor's shoulder showing off her diamond rock. Talk about timing! 44843378 Trevor and Meghan dated for six years before wedding in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, in September 2011. The former couple was married for two years before filing for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split. The rest, as you know, is British..

Re-Create In-N-Out’s Magical Animal Style Fries at Home

5 years ago Lily Garner
What's not to love about In-N-Out's Animal Style Fries? As if french fries weren't tempting enough on their own, this not-so-secret menu item tops a handful of fries with gooey cheese, deeply caramelized onions, and tangy spread. Watch the video to see how to make our take on this decadent dish.

The Best Gifts For 6-Year-Olds

5 years ago Isabell Rose
The Best Gifts For 6-Year-Olds The 6-year-old on your list is in an unusual place. They're a full-time student now where independence and responsibility are key components of their day. At home, your tot's still your little kid who isn't quite ready for big-kid toys. We've rounded up some of our favorite finds for the 6-year-old in your life, from an adorable Moana doll to old school games like Battleship. Related: The Best Gifts For 7-Year-Olds in 2018 For even easier shopping, click below for gift ideas by category. Educational and Stem Toys Riding Toys and Bikes Outdoor Toys Dolls, Action Figures, and Plush Toys Games Pretend Play and Dress-Up Books Crafts and Projects

Wanna Do the Splits? 9 Poses to Make It Happen

5 years ago Isabell Rose
Wanna Do the Splits? 9 Poses to Make It Happen If you've always wanted to do a split, you need flexible hips and hamstrings. Practice these nine stretches, and you'll soon be on your way. Related: Get Your Splits Down With Yoga